Saudi activist sentenced to 600 lashes, 7 years under anti-cybercrime law

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The Saudi Foreign Minister (C), wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exits Sudan's foreign ministry building after his meeting with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, in Khartoum, 8 December 2020, ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images

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In this photo illustration a Saudi Aramco logo is displayed on a smartphone with stock market reports in the background, 8 April 2021, Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Google’s “Cloud region” in Saudi Arabia threatens privacy and free expression

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During an RSF protest, people hold placards depicting imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi (Up L), assassinated journalist Jamal Khashoggi (Bottom L) and other Saudi activists, outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy to Germany in Berlin, 1 October 2019, TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images

RSF files criminal complaint in Germany against Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and others

The complaint details a litany of crimes against humanity committed against 35 journalists in Saudi Arabia, including that of murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.